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date: 27 February 2021

Syers, Henry Charleslocked

(1853?–1897)
  • J. M. Gullick

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Syers, Henry Charles (1853?–1897), soldier and colonial police officer, was probably born on 17 June 1853 (the date on his tombstone) to a working-class family in London, though no record of his birth can be found. He wrote excellent English, which suggests that he had a good elementary education. On 7 July 1870 he enlisted in the ...

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National Archives of the United Kingdom, Public Record Office, London